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  • The Godfather
  • Modern Times
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • The 400 Blows

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  • The Killing

    ★★★★★

  • Auto Focus

    ★★★½

  • The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart

    ★★★★

  • 12 Angry Men

    ★★★★½

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  • The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart

    The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart

    ★★★★

    That thing when you finish your work & errands & queue up the Bee Gees doc you missed a few years back on HBO Max & suddenly find yourself getting teary watching people get teary about being inspired by Chopin, sunlight, & stained glass while writing stunner "How Deep is Your Love?" If you haven't seen this, stream it.

  • 12 Angry Men

    12 Angry Men

    ★★★★½

    Peter Biskind made a wild yet intriguing argument in his critical theory book SEEING IS BELIEVING that, as politically revolutionary as it appears to be, it's actually pro '50s groupthink/conformity & anti-individuality. Valid, sure, but I think it's far more complex than that & the actors are staggeringly great. I'm a huge fan of not only Lumet but Henry Fonda & it's nearly up there with his performance in THE GRAPES OF WRATH.

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  • Wonder Boys

    Wonder Boys

    ★★★★★

    I've only seen only a handful of movies where as soon as we meet the characters, I've thought, "these are my people," but the characters in WONDER BOYS are 100% my people. (I like them more than some of my relatives.) This film not only gets writers; it gets me.

  • The Tender Bar

    The Tender Bar

    ★★½

    It's never a good sign when the main character is the least interesting one in the film. Affleck & Rabe are terrific, however, as is the music.